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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

‘Frozen’ Easily Tops Weekly Home Video Sales Chart by Whitney Friedlander

A lack of new releases in the home entertainment industry’s no man’s season – the period of time between the Memorial Day weekend and the end of the school year – was all it took for…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:36PM
Thursday, May 22, 2014

‘Smash’s’ Christian Borle Joins ‘Masters of Sex’ by Whitney Friedlander

Showtime has tapped stage and TV star Christian Borle for a recurring guest star role for the second season of its period drama “Masters of Sex.” Borle, whose credits include Br…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:44PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

‘Frozen’ Beats ‘Lion King’s’ Record of Most Weeks at No. 1 on U.S. Album Chart by Whitney Friedlander

It’s no fairy tale: Disney’s “Frozen” has broken the record for the most number of weeks atop the U.S. album chart by the soundtrack for an animated picture. The album logged its 11t…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:27PM
Friday, March 7, 2014

‘All the Way’s’ Bryan Cranston Didn’t Want to do an ‘Impersonation’ of LBJ by Whitney Friedlander

New York came out in force for the premiere of “All The Way,” a new play about the early years of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, starring Bryan Cranston at the Neil Simon Theatre. The…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:57PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

‘Animal Kingdom’s’ David Michod to Direct Starz Ballet Drama by Whitney Friedlander

“Animal Kingdom” writer and director David Michod has been tapped to direct the first episode of “Flesh and Bone,” the new Starz drama from “Breaking Bad”…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:39PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Broadway’s Carlos Valdes Joins CW’s ‘The Flash’ by Whitney Friedlander

The CW’s “The Flash” pilot is bulking up its cast roster, tapping Broadway’s Carlos Valdes to play mechanical engineering genius Cisco Ramon (DC Comics fans might kn…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:00PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Theater Impact by Whitney Friedlander

Despite his critical success in films like “Boogie Nights” and “Capote,” Philip Seymour Hoffman claimed he never really dreamed of leaving the stage. “I just t…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:29PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Why Kevin Spacey Gave Woody Allen a Netflix Subscription by Whitney Friedlander

One would think that the recent bounty of quality programming on the Internet would put to rest any doubts about whether online series can hold its own against traditional network and cable …

SOURCE: Variety at 04:48PM
Monday, November 11, 2013

Angela Lansbury: New ‘Murder She Wrote’ is ‘a Mistake’ by Whitney Friedlander

Angela Lansbury says “it’s a mistake” for NBC to call a new series “Murder, She Wrote.” The network recently announced plans to reboot the show with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:05PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beatles Promoter Sid Bernstein Dies at 95 by Whitney Friedlander

Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in New York City just as their fame exploded in the U.S., has died. He was 95. Bernstein’s daughter, Casey Deutsch,…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:19PM
Friday, March 29, 2013

Wicked Writer Winnie Holzman and Her Husband Paul Dooley Wrote and Star in a Play Together. It Only Took Them 28 Years by Whitney Friedlander

Television and theater writer Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked) and her husband, character actor Paul Dooley (i.e. your go-to when casting the consoling dad or grandfather), seem to…

SOURCE: LA Weekly at 03:39PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013

‘Skyfall’ Scribe’s Bond to Theater Still Strong by Whitney Friedlander

With James Bond adventure “Skyfall” taking in more than $1 billion, scribe John Logan could be sitting on his laurels, especially since inking the deal to write the next two Bonds and ha…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00AM

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